The brutal homicide in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, on May 28, 2014 of a salesgirl in a nearby clothing store called Wu Shuoyan (1977–2014), who had refused to give her phone number to visiting “missionaries.” The crime plays a key role in the Chinese rhetoric against the xie jiao, and was attributed by the CCP to The Church of Almighty God. Scholarly studies of the documents of the trial, however, proved that the murder was in fact perpetrated by a different religious movement, which had no connections with The Church of Almighty God.
“Protest, Conscience, and Human Rights” Discussed in a Webinar
CESNUR’s and HRWF’s webinar on the questions raised by the Tai Ji Men case in Taiwan honored the International Day of Conscience.
Grid System Used to Target “Illegal” Religion
The Orwellian system of dividing China into 100x100 meter grids for surveillance now includes grid officers in charge of hunting members of banned religious groups.
La Scientology, les militants antisectes et les universitaires. Une interview avec Bernadette Rigal-Cellard
L’experte française de renommée internationale raconte à Bitter-Winter comment elle a décidé d'étudier à la fois l'Église de Scientology et la « haine irrationnelle » qui la visait.
Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy
Sajjad Masih Gill was serving a life sentence from 2013 for allegedly offensive SMS. On appeal, judges said this was not enough.